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Colt WWI 1918 Pony is home

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Cobra64, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    Ever since I was bit by the 1911 bug, I've had a yearning for an older, "classic" 1911. This Colt 1911 WWI 1918 reproduction seemed like the way to go, and after a thorough cleaning and oil change, I'm guessing the fit and finish are probably about what it was 92 years ago.

    The slide to frame fit is tighter than I expected for a $1k 1911, but trigger is awful at about a 200#. Before ordering this pistol, I had been discussing with Bac and two other 1911 afficionados in using this as a donor for the likes of which a Ted Yost or Chuck Warner could turn into a sweet shooting pistol. The focus will be almost entirely dedicated to the internals; but being a lefty, an ambi-safety is on the list (ugh), and most likely having the slide detailed to dress up the roll markings. There's $1,200 left in the budget for gunsmith work.

    When the weather warms up it's off to the range to measure accuracy and gauge satisfaction quotient.


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    Bac, you may want to post your Yost as a reference for our friends.
     
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2010
  2. bac1023

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    Congrats on your first Colt 1911 Cobra!

    It looks great :thumbsup:
     


  3. bac1023

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    Sure.


    Here's the same 1911 with Ted Yost's retro custom package!


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  4. Brucev

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    Help me I think I've fallen... in love.
     
  5. Officer's Match

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    Even though she doesn't really know you, my wife officially hates you guys. :supergrin:

    Thanks for sharing fella's.
     
  6. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    :drool: Another keyboard ruined,...........:faint:

    Looooooookssss grrrrreaaaaaa
     
  7. Tactical black

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    Congrats I like it looks like another gun gets added to my wish list:supergrin:
     
  8. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Mine REALLY dislikes Bac'
     
  9. Cobra64

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    Thanks Bac.

    You guys may be wondering about my comment regarding "dressing up roll markings..." If you compare Bac's above, and this (realizing the finishes are different), you'll see a world of difference.


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    It's still snowing here in western, NC so it will be a few days before I get to shoot it.

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  10. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    :rofl:

    Me too - most likely after trigger surgery. :)
     
  11. Cobra64

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    Well, based on some of the shots you've shared with us, we're sure you're getting lucky on a regular basis. :supergrin:
     
  12. Cobra64

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    Thanks Greg, and yeah, 1911s have that effect on us. :supergrin:
     
  13. Cobra64

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    Bac's okay... but I like his guns better. :rofl:
     
  14. Jason D

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    Very nice


    How many kidneys would you take in trade?
    I only have two, so keep that in mind.
     
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  15. Cobra64

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    No kidneys. Since Bac gets a 17-1/2% commission from every 1911 pistolsmith in North America and free work, there's little financial sacrifice on his part.
     
  16. andy4731

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    Nice Choice.

    I think you will be quite surprised by the accuracy of this pistol. I have one of these in Carbonia Blue, and it happens to be the most accurate of all of my 1911's past and present. I managed to put 2 rounds touching in the 5 ring (center mass) of our qual target at 25 yards just using the crappy little sights. This pistol performed better than my tuned TRP, XSE Combat Commander and a couple of other 1911's all of which I have sold.

    I think it would make a nice project as a donor pistol. I really love the look of the Yost retro package.

    Let us know what you think when you shoot it.

    Be Safe.

    Andy
     
  17. Cobra64

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    Thanks Andy. I'll be looking into Yost and a few others. Though Yost does appear to be more 1911 centric than some of the other gunsmiths.
     
  18. bac1023

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    :animlol:
     
  19. bac1023

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  20. bac1023

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    :laughabove: